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DWF Fundlit

Funding any type of litigation shouldn’t be made harder by your legal team’s lack of innovation and flexibility around the subject. That is why we provide our clients with multiple options to help fund their claims and minimise risk.

How we can help

We have a market leading reputation

We know that our clients want legal expertise delivered in a way that meets their personal and commercial needs. This means thinking creatively about the way we help our clients to fund litigation and is why we have developed DWF Fundlit.

Funding litigation

Our approach is straightforward. We have an impressive track record of providing our clients with the full range of litigation funding solutions. Everything from the certainty provided by hourly rates and fixed fees through to sharing the risk with conditional fee agreements, damages-based agreements, third party funding and after-the-event insurance*. We work hard to make the process as effective, efficient and ultimately successful as possible.

Clients that have taken advantage of the benefits and choice afforded by DWF Fundlit range from individual private clients and entrepreneurs to multinational PLCs and insurers. All have obtained a commercial and litigation advantage from our innovative approach to litigation funding which applies to the entire range of our litigation services, from corporate and commercial disputes to inheritance, real estate and insolvency disputes.

DWF Fundlit at work

Recent cases where we have shared the risk with our clients by acting under a conditional fee agreement or damages based agreement include:
  • Acting for a group of investors in relation to fraud claims totalling £25 million arising out of commercial property transactions.
  • Acting for a US insurance company in a $10 million claim against a top 10 law firm arising out of the alleged negligent conduct of arbitration proceedings.
  • Acting for a leading automotive event management and training company in a claim against a former consultant for the unlawful removal of confidential information, breach of contractual restrictions and the setting up of a competing multimillion pound turnover business.
  • Acting for the off shore office of a global bank in a claim against a firm of surveyors and valuers.
  • Acting for an agricultural land owner in relation to a claim arising out of an aborted commercial property transaction.
  • Acting for a group of beneficiaries in relation to the alleged fraudulent transfer of assets from a family estate.
  • Acting on behalf of executors in relation to a dispute concerning the administration of an estate.

Through DWF Fundlit we can provide access to After The Event Legal Expenses Insurance. The provision of After the Event Legal Expenses Insurance is regulated under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. This firm has interim permission from the Financial Conduct Authority for consumer credit debt collection. For the purposes of other activities regulated under the Financial Services and Marketing Act 2000 (“the Act”) this firm is not authorised under the Act but we are able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment and other consumer credit-related services to clients because we are members of a relevant designated professional body. We can provide these investment and consumer credit-related services if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide. The provision of insurance products is deemed under the Act to be investment activity.

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